The journal of a tour to the Hebrides, with Samuel Johnson

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H. Baldwin, 1785 - 524 עמודים
 

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Boswell's tale of the tour of the highlands by his hero, Samuel Johnson. The book is more about Johnson than Scotland, but still makes fascinating reading almost 250 years later. Read April 2017 קרא סקירה מלאה

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When they engaged on their 1773 journey through Scotland together, James Boswell (1740-1795) was of Scottish descent and almost half the age of Dr. Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), who was not well ... קרא סקירה מלאה

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עמוד 23 - Upon the whole, I have always considered him, both in his lifetime and since his death, as approaching as nearly to the idea of a perfectly wise and virtuous man, as perhaps the nature of human frailty will permit.
עמוד 418 - Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses, whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future predominate over the present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings. Far from me and...
עמוד 318 - This he said with good-humored English pleasantry. Soon afterwards, Corrichatachin, Col, and other friends assembled round my bed. Corri had a brandy bottle and glass with him, and insisted I should take a dram. "Ay," said Dr. Johnson, "fill him drunk again. Do it in the morning, that we may laugh at him all day. It is a poor thing for a fellow to get drunk at night, and skulk to bed, and let his friends have no sport.
עמוד 56 - We talked of change of manners. Dr. Johnson observed that our drinking less than our ancestors was owing to the change from ale to wine. "I remember," said he, "when all the decent people in Lichfield got drunk every night, and were not the worse thought of.
עמוד 318 - Prayer-book, I opened it at the twentieth Sunday after Trinity, in the epistle for which I read, " And be not drunk with wine, wherein there is excess.
עמוד 156 - Before me, and on either side, were high hills, which by hindering the eye from ranging, forced the mind to find entertainment for itself. Whether I spent the hour well I know not ; for here I first conceived the thought of this narration.
עמוד 18 - As it rarely happens that a man is fit to plead his own cause, lawyers are a class of the community who, by study and experience, have acquired the art and power of arranging evidence and of applying to the points at issue what the law has settled. A lawyer is to do for his client all that his client might fairly do for himself if he could.
עמוד 273 - There is no tracing the connection of ancient nations, but by language ; and therefore I am always sorry when any language is lost, because languages are the pedigree of nations.
עמוד 213 - Tartan waistcoat with gold buttons and gold button-holes, a bluish philibeg, and Tartan hose. He had jet black hair tied behind, and was a large stately man, with a steady sensible countenance.

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